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Weekly Update from the President - June 10

Dear Kehila,


We've had a great start to the month of June as we celebrated our successful L'Chayim fundraising dinner followed by our very special new members welcoming kiddish last shabbat. It was a pleasure to get to meet so many fresh faces that are new to our shul and to our community. Thank you once again to Randi and Arthur Luxenberg who so generously sponsored this event l'ilui nishmat Irwin Luxenberg z'l.

The celebration continues this shabbat as we salute the graduating class of 2021. These resilient students, whether having graduated from middle school, medical school and everything in between, surely had a different experience than they were expecting this past year. Please join us in a festive kiddish this shabbat following the main sanctuary services, sponsored by the families of our graduates. This annual tradition is now underwritten by a generous grant by Barrie and Eliot Peyser in memory of Barrie's parents, Gloria and Abraham Langer. The annual YIGN Langer Graduation Kiddish going forward, will honor the legacy of the Langer family's dedication to higher education and never missing a loved ones graduation ceremony.

This week representatives from our shul attended the first delegates meeting of the National Council of Young Israel under its new leadership. The main topics of discussion and the vote at this meeting were for the approval of the annual budget and the acceptance of the new Young Israel of Scottsdale. The budget that has now been adopted provides for various programs and initiatives to provide services to our rabbinic leadership, lay leaders, branch administration and support for all of our members. We are also proud to welcome the members of the new Scottsdale branch to the Young Israel family.

On a personal note, I'd like to wish Rabbi Ismach a happy birthday today, health and success, Ad Meah V'Esrim!

Shabbat Shalom V'Chodesh Tov,

David Basaleli
President
Young Israel of Great Neck

 

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